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Posted June 30, 2021in Business Feature

Retirement Plans

  Pension plans are almost a thing of the past as employers shift to defined-contribution plans such as the 401(k). Today, it may be hard to believe that, at one [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Business Feature

Help wanted — and quickly!

More than 66,000 job openings are listed through Workforce Development. As businesses start to reach the “light at the end of the tunnel” and fully reopen as COVID-19 wanes and [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Business Feature

Productivity, protection and privacy

What happens when employers and employees disagree on COVID-19 vaccinations? When many business owners closed their doors and sent employees home to work remotely, and/or instituted social distancing policies in [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Business Feature

Protecting personal and business assets

A customer is about to enter your business on an icy Iowa day, slips and falls, breaking a bone… A diner in your restaurant gets sick after eating your special [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in Business Feature

Gone to the dogs

For those of us who grew up with “Lassie,” the beloved Timmy-saving Collie, our pet dogs were wonderful companions, even part of the family. We took them for walks and [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Business Feature

Changing spaces

Changing trends have regularly caused business leaders to rethink their use of office space. From a time when clunky rotary phones were placed on heavy wooden desks, to the days [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Business Feature

Making virtual meetings work

While COVID-19 has disrupted “business as usual” in many ways, it has perhaps most drastically changed the way we communicate. Many face-to-face meetings have been eliminated, and businesses of all [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Business Feature

20 From 2020: Business people who made a difference

For business leaders, each year presents its own set of challenges. However, none have been quite like the challenges of 2020, which included the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as with most [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in Business Feature

The COVID-19 shopping pivot

The days of walking into a real estate open house unannounced or shaking hands with the salesperson from whom you purchase a car are seemingly gone. From the moment COVID-19 [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Business Feature

Politics in the workplace

Iowa is a political hotbed during most presidential election cycles with its first-in-the-nation status of the Iowa Caucuses. Because of that — and the fact that it is a General [...]

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